'The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting...as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty in these paintings, as if they were made from air.'
Am Weinburg Boutique Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia.
Dear Leonie, Thanks for your beautiful art pieces. Clients entering the lobby actually stop and stare at your work.
Tonight I had the honor of viewing your painting, “Out of Deep Waters” at the gallery show at St. Peter’s church. It was beautiful. I have never been so engulfed in a painting like I was in yours tonight. It brought me such peace – everything else faded away and I was left in pure contentment for a few precious, stolen moments.
When I was away from it all I wanted was to come back to it and soak up its color and tranquility. I feel as though a part of my soul is expressed in that painting. The Lord was good to me tonight in giving me the blessing of viewing your painting. Thank you for this beautiful work you entered in the show. Keep painting!